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December 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 6

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Jupiter Medical Center Earns National Award for Quality - Medical Center is the only facility in Palm Beach and Martin counties named a Top Hospital by Leapfrog

Highlighting its outstanding patient safety and quality, Jupiter Medical Center is among an elite group in the nation named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.  
 
The designation is bestowed upon organizations that achieved an “A” Safety Rating and that embody the highest standards of excellence in health care.
“We are honored to stand alone in the region with this national recognition for patient care,” said Don McKenna, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Coming on the heels of our ‘A’ rating for safety from the Leapfrog Group, this latest achievement shows that Jupiter Medical Center is on the leading edge of health care, not only in our community but in our state and even the nation.”
 
“As a member of this community, I know how important it is to have access to world-class care,” said Robert J. Stilley, chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center Board of Trustees. “Our dedicated leadership, physicians and team members relentlessly pursue the highest standards of care for our patients every day.”
 
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Jupiter Medical Center received a Top General Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
 
13 Top Children’s Hospitals 
35 Top General Hospitals
17 Top Rural Hospitals
53 Top Teaching Hospitals
 
Jupiter Medical Center is one of ten hospitals in Florida and the only hospital in Palm Beach and Martin counties to receive the Top General Hospital recognition. 
 
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. 
 
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Jupiter Medical Center has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Jupiter and the surrounding communities requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
 
To learn more about Jupiter Medical Center’s patient care, safety and quality, visit www.jupitermed.com/quality.
 
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
 
About The Leapfrog Group 
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
 
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